Part of speech: noun

A large stately tomb.

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Usage examples "mausoleum":

  1. She laughs at what she calls my 'building her mausoleum in her lifetime, ' but has almost grown, I think, to look upon her own life and her own experience as if it were that of another in whom she was interested, and to read it and hear it in the same way. - "Story of My Life, volumes 1-3", Augustus J. C. Hare.
  2. You have guessed aright- this is a vault- your own mausoleum, fair lady! - "Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten", Marie Corelli.
  3. Where one officer had fallen his men had built to his memory a mausoleum. - "With the French in France and Salonika", Richard Harding Davis.